A-Z Challenge Day 3

Post 1642. Tuesday April 3

My Friend Rosey has been a feature of my blog since I set it up twelve years ago. To read all about her in 200 or so words, click HERE



Rosey was peddling along minding her own business when she swerved to avoid a low flying pigeon. Her prompt action resulted in an uncontrollable wobble just as she started to descend a steep hill.

An approaching motorist took avoiding action, startling a passing pedestrian whose terrified dog dragged him into the bushes. Unable to stop, she tried using her feet to assist her brakes, the metal studs on her boots producing a shower of sparks in her wake.

Suddenly, Rosey hit the curb, somersaulted over the handlebars and landed in a bed of prickly roses. A gardener who was watering them quickly turned the hose away, inadvertently showering a young family which was, until then enjoying a peaceful picnic on the grass.

Rosey staggered to her feet, grabbed her hat, adjusted her muddy jeans and retrieved her bicycle. Ignoring the open-mouthed onlookers, some dripping wet, she mounted her cycle and attempted a dignified exit. Unfortunately, the front wheel, once round, had become egg shaped and although it still went round, it caused Rosey to bob up and down like a jack-in-a-box as she set off. Up down, up down, up down!

She’s threatening to take part in this years London to Brighton Bike Ride. If you live along the route you’d be well advised to stay indoors!


Tomorrow D is for Dining Out

Previous episodes – A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A1On this day last year, I took you to Amble Bay Church, St Peter’s, known to locals as Pete’s Place.  To revisit click HERE



62 thoughts on “A-Z Challenge Day 3

    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 2, 2018 / 23:15

      I was sure who she was but thanks to Google I found out about her and I’d say you are spot on! cheers Prior

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      • prior.. Apr 3, 2018 / 03:30

        And by the time of the hose part it started to just be extra fun –

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  1. Denise Apr 2, 2018 / 23:12

    Me thinks one has been watching too many Three Stooges videos. LOL.


    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 2, 2018 / 23:19

      She may have one as a distant relative! She does live a slapstick kinda’ life!


  2. Moon Apr 3, 2018 / 01:17

    Thanks for my morning dose of laughter, Keith.
    Poor Rosey, though!
    Superb storytelling, as always.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 3, 2018 / 08:36

      She has been known to get lost and go off route – but I think you are probably safe! Cheers Denise.


  3. Morgan Apr 3, 2018 / 03:00

    Flipping over the handle bars, poor Rosey. I hope she was wearing her helmet.


  4. anuragbakhshi Apr 3, 2018 / 05:01

    Ha ha ha, though I shouldn’t be laughing, I would be like her on a cycle I’m sure 🙂

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  5. Nilanjana Bose Apr 3, 2018 / 07:16

    Hope she isn’t planning the London ride on the egg shaped wheel. Glad I live far away from Rosie 🙂


    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 3, 2018 / 08:32

      Don’t worry – I’ll make sure she sorts it out by then! Cheers Nilanjana


    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 3, 2018 / 18:13

      Hate to tell you, but she drives a Smart car And just because you live 500 miles away doesn’t guarantee your safety – she has been known to get lost, very lost. She took a wrong turn once and ended up on a cross-Channel ferry!

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  6. Natasha Apr 3, 2018 / 11:24

    Rosey is quite a unique character isn’t she, Keith? She has been eliciting so much laughter. Love her grit and determination to keep at it, despite all the odds being stacked against her.
    Loving Rosey’s tales. She’s my kind of girl ;-))


    April Anecdotes

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  7. Anagha Yatin Apr 3, 2018 / 12:08

    Felt as if I was video shooting Rosey, live! Hahaha.
    You weave magic with words while delineating the comic scenes Keith.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 3, 2018 / 18:29

      It would make n interesting video that’s for sure! Thnks so much for your kind comment


  8. Jacqui Murray Apr 3, 2018 / 16:44

    Delightful story. That ‘butterfly flaps its wings’ or maybe ‘actions have consequences’–both fit well. In retrospect, I’ll call this the ‘Hero’s Journey’.

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  9. Deborah Weber Apr 4, 2018 / 01:05

    I think Rosey may need to be enclosed in a bubble of protection, for the rest of the world.

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  10. jrvincente Apr 5, 2018 / 22:27

    Oh dear! Such a series of events!

    Jayden R. Vincente
    Erotic Fiction Writer

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  11. diedre Apr 11, 2018 / 17:55

    Oh, dear. I hope Rosey never takes an interest in Tightrope walking.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. subroto Apr 18, 2018 / 11:09

    Ha! Ha! This is like watching an episode of a slapstick comedy.

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